Living Green is spreading the word on how communities, businesses and individuals can build innovate opportunities which contribute directly to the SDGs ranging from ending poverty, conflict and inequality.
Living Green is laying out where we collectively need to go and how to get there. By doing so, businesses will not only help build a prosperous, more sustainable world, but also mature new global markets and enter the next era of business.
Living Green is translating the SDGs into responsible business practices, innovation and investment. Ensuring that women and girls are not excluded from accessing opportunities and realizing aspirations for themselves and their families.
The Anglophone Crisis and Violence Against Women And Girls
In Cameroon, like in most countries across the globe, violence against women and girls is a preoccupying reality and the Anglophone crisis has made it worst. Women and girls have been the main targets of sexual violence during the conflict that has caused mass displacement and harm in Cameroon and with the onset of COVID-19 women and girls became more vulnerable to GBV within the 2 affected regions. The crises has caused large-scale damage, spurred a humanitarian crisis, and exacerbated existing social tensions. This has exposed women and girls to a lot of risks which tender them vulnerable to men and the society because they lack a source of livelihood to support themselves and their family.
Economic Empowerment and Ending Violence Against Women And Girls
In response to the neglect of thousands of women and girls and to end violence against women and girls internally displaced due to the ongoing Anglophone Crises in the North West and South West of Cameroon. Living Green is partnering with the Women Empowerment And Family Center Kumba, UNHCR, INTERSOS, Plan Cameroon, the Kumba City Council, and other stakeholders to empower victims of Gender Base Violence (GBV) economically and socially through vocational and business training to promote gender equality. We create awareness and advocates for the rights of survivors of GBV, provide support, protection, recovery service, social integration, and economic empowerment for survivors of Gender Based Violence, in Cameroon.
Formation of support groups for GBV survivors helps them to work together to generate their own income and become financially independent, thereby providing a means livelihood themselves and their family.
Center Of Attraction
The Community Center for Sustainable Development and Capacity Building for Women and Girls has become a center of attraction in the Mbonge Road community. The Bamenda traditional wear which production began just within this second phase of the project has brought more attention to the Center and is currently among one of the best-selling products produced at the Training Centre.
According to Miss Nyuoh Karen Chi, Living Green’s GBV Expert who accompanied the beneficiaries throughout the trainings and enlightened them on Living Green’s work, “Most of the trainees were able to overcome their fears, enhance their self-esteem and develop a greater zeal for survival thanks to the educative talks and the new skills acquired.”